Creating: The student will create music through improvising, arranging, and composing.
Create original music and add expression and style to existing music.
a. Improvise simple rhythm and/or melody patterns to echo back and forth and manipulate in a variety of ways to create various styles, first with the voice and then with found sounds or instruments.
b. Improvise a soundtrack for a story and/or a poem.
Consider effects with dynamics, timbre, pitch, texture, and tempo.
Plan, practice, and perform it for classmates.
c. Create, plan, practice, and perform a familiar song in various styles.
d. Create together a new song and/or a new chant (“rap”).
In whatever order works, do the following: As a class, choose the subject, compose the verse, and consider using some of the simple improvised rhythm/melody patterns created together above. Select a style of music. Determine the kind of rhythm, melody, timbre, form, and texture the style needs. Work together. Plan, practice, and perform it for each other. Consider recording it.
e. Build and demonstrate a simple instrument to provide sound effects for any of the above projects.
f. Compare and contrast creating style in music with creating style in dance movements, paintings, stories, plays, statues, buildings, commercials, movies, etc.
Express ideas, thoughts, and emotions aesthetically through singing, playing, and/or creating.
a. Exhibit through music an appreciation for the subtle beauties inherent in everyday life.
Select and express through music an idea, thought, or feeling found in the world; e.g., nature, dance, a picture, a movie, a story, real life.
b. Balance reason and emotion in creating, practicing, and performing.
2-ESS2-3. Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. 3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
4-ESS3-2.Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.* [Clarification Statement: [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.]
MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
- Students will proficiently compose the lyrics, rhythm, and melody to an original piece using the Garage Band application.
- Students will be able to compose an original accompaniment using the 12-bar blues chordal structure.
- Students will learn the basic scientific properties of both volcanoes and snow.
- Students will draw connections between what they have learned scientifically and what they will read about Hawaiian mythology.